Foxx announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) is encouraging high school students in North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize talented young artists and promote the valuable role that meaningful art plays in our society.

“Every year our country’s top young artists have the chance to display their work in the United States Capitol where it will be seen by visitors from around the world,” said Foxx. “North Carolina’s artists are among the best in the nation, and I always look forward to seeing the strong talent of our local young people.” 

The following are guidelines for the competition:

• Only high school students residing in the 5th Congressional District may compete. Students may be enrolled at public, private or home schools.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a completed Congressional Art Competition release form, which is available on Foxx’s website at
• All artwork must be original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
• All artwork must be two-dimensional.
• Artwork must be framed by the artist at the time of submission. When framed, the piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
• Acceptable mediums include: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photographs.
• Entries should be submitted to Foxx’s Clemmons office at 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125, Clemmons, N.C., 27012.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

As in years past, this year’s winner will be determined by the “People’s Choice.” Following the submission deadline, a photo of each student’s artwork will be posted on Rep. Foxx’s Facebook page at The piece that receives the most “likes” will win, and the artist will have the opportunity to travel to the U.S. Capitol for the installation of his or her work. Two runners-up will also be selected, and their artwork will be on display in one of Foxx’s district offices for one year. Online voting will begin on Wednesday, May 1, and will end at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. For more information, contact Foxx’s office at 202-225-2071.

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Senior Republican of the House Committee on Education and Labor.